Islamic Jihad Helped Me Find My Bravery

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I’m sitting over my computers, bleary-eyed, weary and pale clicking through eBay. My favorite designer Eileen Fisher again. Yes, I’m powerless over Eileen but this time I have someone besides myself to blame – Islamic Jihad. Two days ago they escalated their rocket attacks over Israel. The target area is all of Israel. Last I […]

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Catch Up On Our Give To The Max Day Videos!

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Jewfolk’s central mission is to help further engagement in the Jewish community and reach the people who aren’t connected with the long-standing Jewish institutions. We don’t want to do what those organizations do; we want to help them do what they do better. Once again this year, we brought representatives in to the Jewfolk Studios […]

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What’s In Store For Give To The Max Day?

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Last year for Give To The Max Day, we showcased what we do for the community by inviting staff or lay-leaders from the Twin Cities Jewish communal organizations to let them talk about what they do. We’ll be doing that again this year — so make sure to check out our Facebook page starting at […]

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Grant Offers Funding To Tell Jewish, Somali Stories

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Sometimes the stories that we think are unique to one group have more in common with others than you might think. Telling those stories is crucial to connecting with other communities. The Jewish and Somali communities are going to have that opportunity The Anti-Defamation League, Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), […]

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November 2019 Get the Folk Out!

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Feel that? Yeah, me too. It suddenly got reeeeeaal drafty outside, and now, unless it involves a bowl o’ soup, a cup o’ tea and a mug o’ whiskey, I’m already struggling to get outside for it. Even if this year has had some just gorgeous foliage. Yep, we’ve hit that time of year where […]

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Want To Protest SJP’s Conference At The U? Don’t Show Up

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Here’s something I’d like people to know about me: I’m a free speech absolutist. It doesn’t seem like that is an overly revelatory statement for someone who has been a professional journalist for as long as I have, but there you have it.  I feel like it’s as good a time as any to out […]

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Meet the Moderator of Ballots and Bellinis: Rabbi Jill Crimmings of Bet Shalom

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Next Thursday, November 7, four powerful Jewish women involved with local politics will sit down together to talk about their involvement and experiences in politics at Ballots and Bellinis at Bet Shalom Congregation. Ballots and Bellinis is a program of Women Repair the World, a project of Minneapolis Jewish Federation Women’s Philanthropy and National Council of […]

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